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Hulk (also known as The Hulk) is a 2003 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, directed by Ang Lee and written by James Schamus, Michael France, and John Turman from a story by Schamus. Eric Bana stars as Bruce Banner/Hulk, alongside Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, and Nick Nolte. The film explores the origins of Bruce Banner. After a lab accident involving gamma radiation, he finds himself able to turn into a giant green-skinned creature whenever emotionally provoked or stressed. The United States military pursues him, and he clashes with his biological father, who has dark plans for his son.
Development for the film started as far back as 1990. At one point, Joe Johnston and then Jonathan Hensleigh were to direct the movie. Hensleigh, John Turman, Michael France, Zak Penn (who would later write The Incredible Hulk), J. J. Abrams, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Michael Tolkin, and David Hayter wrote more scripts before Ang Lee and James Schamus' involvement. From March to August 2002, Hulk was mostly shot in California, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The film was released on June 20, 2003, and it grossed $245 million worldwide, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 2003. Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus calls it an ambitious and stylish film that focuses too much on dialogue at the cost of action. A planned sequel was repurposed as a reboot, titled The Incredible Hulk, and released on June 13, 2008, as the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Thirty years later, Bruce is a brilliant scientist working at the Berkeley Lab with his ex-girlfriend and Ross's estranged daughter, Betty Ross. Representing the private research company Atheon, the shady Glenn Talbot becomes interested in creating regenerating soldiers for the military-industrial complex with the scientists' nanomeds research. David reappears, working as a janitor in the lab building, and begins infiltrating Bruce's life. Now an Army general, Ross begins investigating and becomes concerned for Betty's safety around Bruce.
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